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Teaching History (12 points)


Leader: Merilyn Hoystead

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit offers both critical perspectives on the teaching of history and the design and delivery of information to different kinds of audiences, and supervised practical experience in real or 'virtual' teaching environments. The unit will cover major issues in the debate about 'teaching history' and introduce students to the skills involved in designing, developing and reviewing curriculum materials, developing learning objectives and outcomes. Students will either participate in classroom teaching in volunteer schools, using the curriculum materials, learning outline and teaching strategy they have developed, or deliver web-based material to a particular group of students.

Assessment: Research essay (4000 words): 35% + Curriculum materials and teaching strategy document (4000 words): 40% + Project report (1000 words): 15% + School evaluation: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions: HSY4805

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